Uber, Lyft argue against FBI background checks
Ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft are pushing back against fingerprint-based background checks for drivers. Under a 2015 state law, the companies must begin background checking drivers on Dec. 15 with the FBI and state fingerprint-based databases that the state uses to background taxi drivers — unless they can prove their own approach is equally effective. The two companies have filed separate petitions with the Maryland Public Service Commission for permission to continue doing background checks their way. The commission will hold an evidentiary hearing on Nov. 17 on the issue.